Repulsion ★★★★

I kept putting off writing this review because I wanted to say something smart and eloquent and real critic-like, but my mind just goes blank.

Repulsion is a fabulous slow-paced depiction of a woman (a very young Catherine Deneuve) whose latent obsession gets triggered and spirals fairly quickly towards the extreme.

Or, Repulsion is a way-too-slow, long and boring new-wavy 60s piece about an overly sheltered young woman who goes mad, with too many shots of cracks in the wall and almost funny creepy scenes of hands reaching out of hallways.

While I am in the former camp (and my husband the latter), I could too easily see the film through his eyes, which worries me a little, because if I ever watch it again, I honestly can't say on which side I would fall.

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